Marvin Ammori is perhaps the nation’s leading lawyer on the nation’s most debated tech policy issues–network neutrality.
Ammori’s work on the issue began with the very first network neutrality bills in Congress in 2006. In 2007-2008, he served as the lead lawyer for consumer groups, academic organizations, and entrepreneurs during the FCC’s Comcast/BitTorrent case regarding network neutrality. He drafted the original complaint before the FCC and led the innovative legal and political strategies to win the case before the FCC. Allies called it “nothing short of a miracle in the annals of public interest communications advocacy” and the most important consumer victory at the FCC in over two decades; opponents characterized the strategy and execution as “clever and premeditated … very purposeful.” Jeffrey Rosen, writing in the New Republic, called the case a “model of the free-speech battles of the future.”
In 2014 and 2015, he served as a key leader transforming an “inevitable” loss into an unexpected and epic victory. As reported by the Wall Street Journal and the National Journal, he devised strategies, organized coalitions, crafted legal comments, coordinated with external campaigns, took the key political meetings, and served as a spokesman in the media for a large group of leading technology non-tech companies.